Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Do you remember a time when you could not wait to become a year older? Oh sure!! you know the time, when we all could not wait to turn 18 or 21. Well the years tend to fly by with birthdays that come and go, and with them, the advance to become one year older. Having just celebrated a milestone birthday, I am so thankful for blessings too many to count. Friends and family that make getting older fun, special and great thankfulness to be here another year.

Wait a minute, that line is what my parents used to say. I can still hear them say, how grateful they were to wake up in the morning, live another day, still have their health and so on! Do we really become our parents in time? Do we really say the same things they used to say? I think it is true, no matter how we may think different.

But when I give it thought, how wonderful it is, to mirror the special people in our lives that gave us life and taught us values. Well, for this birthday, I am thankful and grateful to become, in a small way, a bit like my wonderful Mother and Father. If I become just a fourth like they were I will be blessed.
Now they would be the first to say, they were not perfect, had faults like everyone, but did their best and tried each day with God's help. Because of them, I had the opportunity to become who I am. Learning God's way from these very sweet and special people who I miss with every fiber of my being. They are in a much better place now.

So I give my birthday thanks to my Mother and Father. Thank you for all you were, for sharing and showing me by example how God wants us to try and live, leaning on HIS direction. I was given a life long gift!! I have much to celebrate.

Birthdays also go hand in hand with family and friendships. I have a few special pictures to share of the wonderful treasures I received. I want to send a BIG Thank you for making my birthday so special with your thoughtfulness. Here they are in no particular order, but we will start with the cake!! YUMMY!!

White on white cake, my favorite with pink roses of course. My son gives me a cake every year. He has done this for 13 years!

From the sweet Stephanie of Angelic Accents. She surprised me with a treasure!! Look at that cross stitch with my company name. I love it. And the beautiful angel pin she also created. What a talented girl. It looks amazing in my studio. Thank you so much!

From my sweet friend Ann of Ann's Finds. She surprised me with a wonderful black and white with pink group of collectibles that are very special. Treasured storage box, padded romantic hangers, sachet, boyd's heart bear, and roses potpouri. I love eveything! Many thanks!!

From my live long friend Yvonne. She found a CD of the Monkees. The story behind this is such a memory maker for me. When we were little, about 4th grade, the Monkees were all the rage. We knew all the songs and watched all the TV shows. It was a special time and this CD brought back so many sweet memories, when days were so simply and we worried about important desicions, like, wearing our Monkee shirts to a concert. I can laugh now, but we were very serious and loved the Monkees!! LOL. Anyone else remember this group? Thank you so much. It was so fun to hear these songs again.

Here is the divine Miss Beazy looking over the presents from sweet Amy of Bunny Rose Cottage. She was good and did not try to open anything. But she was interested. LOL

From dear Amy, she sent wonderful creations she made. The special canvas collage, darling panarama bunny box, a gorgeous pink cross, and an adorable chick family under the umbrella. I love everything and the talented Amy's creation are just as cute as can be. Her collage is just way adorable along with the panarama. I have found special places for everything. Thank you so much.

From my sweet friend Lorri. We have started a tradition of sorts since our birthdays are just a few days apart. We usually go to lunch and exchange gifts. We celebrated yesterday and she treated me to special pretties. Romantic hat boxes for my shabby rose guest room, gorgeous green gem pin, nail file with pictures of my sweet golden on it, cozy pink roses with black jammies and a gorgeous purple rose for February. I love everything and again found special places for each and every treasure.

Now I tell ya, I was so spoiled. It is such a blessing to share the special times of our lives with those we love. Near and far, I am very blessed.

Now, even though I have had a few days to birthday party, I did manage to work the week too. I have a lot of new traasures and too many for this post, so I will just share a few new pieces.

Thank you for stopping by. Till next time, I will be swinging a paint brush. Blessings and Blue Skies always, Celestina Marie


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful day it looks like you had. A beautiful cake, comfy jammies, music to listen to... so much more.

Your are blessed when you have friends. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Rebecca Nelson said...

Oh...Happy Birthday, sweet friend! I am blowing you kisses this very minute....

I turned the big 50 in December...OMGOSH. I'm older now than my daddy was when he married Steve and I...

Yes! I believe we turn into our parents! :) Yours sound wonderful.

Big hugs to you. If we make it to Dallas in the next 30 days I'll give you a head's up, OK? Lunch is ON ME!


Love, Reb

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

happy birthday Celeste.. and many happy returns!

Kathy said...

Happy Birthday, Celestina! What lovely gifts and what a wonderful son to provide you with a beautiful birthday cake. Hope your day was special and the new year will be filled with love and joy.

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

My hubby gave me the Monkee's collection CD for Christmas. I was in love with Peter Tork. I remember gym class and we would run around the track trying to go faster because we loved a certain Monkee!! Happy birthday friend.

Connie said...

Looks like it was wonderful for you, honey.

Kris said...

Happy Birthday Celeste,

What special friens you have surrounding you and what lovely items you received.
Oh' I remember the Monkeys. My sister and I use to watch their show on T.V. We would do the sing......"Here we come, walking down the street, get the funniest looks from.....everyone we meet, Hey Hey we're the Monkeys.....people say we monkey around.........." We would sing this while walking down our street, doing the same walk they would do. What good memories.

Love your new shop items.

Have a happy day,


Gone said...

Oh my...Happy BIRTHDAY!!! I had Nooooo idea!!!

It looks like you had a wonderful birthday!!!


Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Celeste! How glad we all are that you were born! ♥ What yummy presents and cake! Thanks for showing us!

The Monkeys? I kissed Davy Jones' picture good night- every night when I was in first grade! Ha-ha!

Unknown said...

Hi Celeste!! Happy Birthday again sweetie!! Your post was so beautiful and touching. Your parents were two of the sweetest, most loving people ever! I know this without even meeting them because of you! You are a treasure to this world Celeste, not enough people in this world are like you! You have made my life better with your friendship and I am forever grateful to have you in my life as a friend! I love you and thank you for all of your love and support!! I wish I could give you a hug!

Your gifts are so beautiful Celeste, each and every one are straight from the heart! Just perfect for you and you deserve them ALL!! Ryan is such a doll to give you your cake every year, I LOVE that!! What a sweet son. You are passing all of the good things your parents instilled in you downt to him. How proud they must be!
I hope this is your best year yet celeste! I love you sweet friend,

Cherub Kisses Boutique said...

Hi Celeste!
Your birthday celebration is well deserved!! Have a beautifully blessed week.... Happy Birthday!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Happy Birthday my Friend! What a wonderful day for you. Just when we think our life is so "ho-hum" our friends remind us how important we really are!
Ah.. The Monkees!! I was probably about 14 when they were popular. I had their LP's & thought the sun rose & set on Davy!! Those were the days!!
Thanks for the memories....

♥ Noelle ♥ said...

happy (late) birthday! oops! looks like it was a hppy one with all the goodies that you got:)

love those easter buunies!!


LillyB said...

Looks like you had a great birthday! Allow me to extend belated wishes to you!!!
Happy Birthday!
Love Lilly!

vickie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Celeste! Such wonderful gifts from other talented ladies! That cake looks yummy!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, a lovely person like you deserves all of these beautiful blessings.
Happy Birthday!

kari and kijsa said...

Beautiful day, beautiful cards...Happy Birthday!!
kari & kijsa

Edie Marie's Attic said...


So what milestone was this? 40? Just remember we're not getting older, we're getting BETTER!!

Your gifts are all so lovely and thoughtful! I really enjoyed drooling.. I mean looking at all of them.

And you just keep on pumping out gorgeous things, one after the other is more beautiful than the one before! Great job!

Have a grand weekend sweet friend!

Hugs, Sherry

Secondhandrose said...

Happy Birthday Celeste! Thanks for sharing all the pics of your goodies.

Charlene said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a wonderful week celebrating! I always drag it out a few days.

Betzie said...

So glad you had a Happy Birthday Celeste!!! One more little surprise might be on it's way too!
I sure do remember The Monkeys!!!! We are pretty close in age, only I'm a little older! Darn it! LOL
So sweet of your son to give you a cake every year...
Enjoy! xo Betzie

Draffin Bears said...

Happy, Happy birthday dear Celestina Marie!

What a lovely sentiment with remembering your dear Parents and yes I do think we eventually turn into how they are. Your's must have been wonderful.

Glad you got some lovely gifts and what a neat tradition with your Son giving you a cake.
Love all the new things you have in your shop.

Happy birthday and may it be a wonderful year ahead.


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Celeste, what a wonderful tribute to your precious parents. I know they are looking down on you with much pride & love.

So fun to see all your birthday goodies. Such terrific & thoughtful gifts from many of your friends. You are truly loved because you ARE such a love! And the neatest thing in all your pics is Ms. B!! So adorable!

Love you,
Angelic Accents

sweetmemorymakingmom said...

Celestina, Happy Belated Birthday. What a beautiful cake! And all the wonderful gifts you received! hugs, Ellen

chicroses said...

Happy Birthday! Well this is a late message for it. But just discovered your blog. Oh and I love the monkeys and all the era of that music.I had one of their 45's I think it was I Believe in Magic. Not memory..I am telling my age. Your roses are seen all your up coming projects to paint.Yikes!I paint roses and isn't it the most fun? Again Happy Belated Birthday..Sally

A Hint of Home said...

Forgive me for stopping by sooner. Been a bit hetic here.
Happy, Happy Birthday a little late. Looks like you got so many pretty things.
You are loved and that is so special in itself.
I hope you had a wonderful day.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Happy belated Birthday Celestina!!!You sure did get some wonderful things.All theasures. BTW...We do become our parents.My daughter is always telling me of late,that she is doing more things like me everyday.I just laugh.I remember the Monkeys really well.The 60's were my fav time.Thank for stoping by,You know I always enjoy your visits.I ,have not posted in awhile,have a chest cold,but hope I will keep a look out.XXOO Marie Antionette

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday Celeste. It looks like you had a beautiful birthday and lovely gifts.
Blessings, Karen

Rue said...

Happy belated Birthday Celestina! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day that was very much deserved :)


Lori said...

that looks like an amazing birthday!!! i love that little chicks scene...adorable!!!

kari and kijsa said...

What a wonderful day! Happy, Happy Birthday!
Such a blessed day and blessed friends!
kari & kijsa

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A Happy belated Birthday from ME! What a lovely post...beautiful cake and nice tribute to your parents! Love how special your son treats you, too! I have 4 sons and love the special relationship we have with our sons! I'm glad you got to be spoiled on your special day! You're a very special lady!

Bertie said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!! I'm a little late, I know, but Best Wishes still for that special day. I hope it was as wonderful as you are, dear lady!

Loved your beautiful post and gifts. You are truly loved by many.

Aunt May's Cottage

A Southern Rose said...

Happy 'Late' birthday, sweetie. I love all of the goodies that you received. They are all perfect for you! You deserve all of them because you are one of the kindest ladies that I have met out here in blogland. You are so talented too! I love all of the new things that you have done! Gorgeous!

Lee Laurie said...

Happy, happy belated birthday Celeste, what wonderful gifts you received, the cake is precious! Rachaelxo

Shirl said...

Hello Celeste, Sorry I'm so late at wishing you a Happy Birthday! Your gifts are all so pretty! I liked the monkeys too. I was in 9th grade when they were popular. My frinds and I went to the Atlantic City Steel Peer to see them. Soooo exciting!
So sweet of your son to give you a cake every year and this one is sooo pretty! Your new creations are just beautiful. Your painting is amazing!
Happy Belated Birthday!
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..